Time Out to Create

I’m off of work for the next few weeks! Thanks to my day job which gives its employees a six-week paid sabbatical after six years of service, I get a month and a half to do whatever I want...kinda. Most people visit exotic lands and try new, exciting things during their sabbatical, but I’ve decided to use these weeks to spend quality time with my favorite little people as a stay-at-home mom. I’m also planning to spend hours creating.


As you can imagine (or may currently experience), personal time is hard to come by when you are responsible for caring for a 12-month old and 3.5 year old from morning to night. But thankfully my 3.5 year old loves art projects and we can use the little guy’s afternoon nap time as “art project time”...which means we get an hour or two to be creative...and it’s the best.

And because I want (and need!) a little time to do things on my own every once in a while, my husband is graciously giving me a few hours a week where I can be alone and spend time on projects I want to do. A sabbatical is typically a time to explore and try new things, so I’m choosing to develop my drawing and painting skills...which are currently at a beginner level :) I’m more comfortable making digital art in Adobe Illustrator so drawing and painting is a stretch...but a good one!

Thanks to the online courses available to us these days, I can learn from amazingly talented people without leaving home. I’ve chosen a few classes from both Skillshare and Creativebug to complete over the next few weeks and look forward to sharing some of my work with you.

For now, here is some of the work I’ve recently posted on Instagram. Lots of fun...and there's so much more I'm looking forward to. xo